Nicholas Gerovasilas knew he'd be happy no matter what ATAR he received yesterday, but was ecstatic to learn he'd scored a nice round 99.
"It was a big relief and a big excitement," the former Edmund Rice College student said.
With already outstanding HSC results that had earned him a spot on the Board of Studies' all-round achievers list, Nick found himself in the predicament of wondering just how high his score would be.
"It was a bit of a nervous wait, because I knew if I just missed out on 99 I'd still be happy but there would be a tiny bit of disappointment," he said.
The articulate scholar hopes to put his skills to good use studying law in Sydney next year.
Also among the high achievers at Edmund Rice College, Blythe Fairweather earned the 10th highest Industrial Technology mark in the NSW.
He hopes to study architecture or environmental engineering at university next year.
"I love to draw and I love the idea of building objects and using my hands to make physical things," he said.